I’ve lived the engineering/operations divide, and we at Automation World often write about the information technology (IT)/control engineering divide. All of these silos are still alive.
Nearly two years after the revelation that a computer worm had been deliberately created to target industrial systems, Automation World checks in with industrial cyber security experts to see how much impact Stuxnet has had on industry.
If you’re working at or operating a facility where little has been done to implement an effective cyber security plan for the industrial control system (ICS), it’s definitely time to start putting serious thought into the issue. You may wonder why this is so if you’re a company with a low risk of cyber security problems. The answer lies in the supply chain.
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One security tactic gaining momentum in the industrial sector is whitelisting. This security method involves a layer of security that only allows pre-approved applications to run on the system. No exceptions.
Key leading indicators, such as the Conference Board’s U.S. Leading Indicator, are pointing toward more economic expansion in the second half of the year.
Some degree of alternative fuel transportation will be part of the foreseeable future. To be prepared, automakers must be ready to modify their platforms to support a variety of fuel technologies.
Last month’s column dealt with the hunting and gathering of content; specifically, how automation folks find digital content related to your job.
These low-cost 24 VDC switching supplies are available in 3.5, 5 and 10 amps.
Dr. Darren McKnight, author and innovation expert, agrees. He says managers should form teams with an eye toward “cognitive diversity,” which helps “manage a team’s potential liabilities to exploit its untapped benefits.”
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